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From the company that revolutionized vocal production with Auto-Tune comes AVOX Evo, the next generation of the Antares Vocal Toolkit. Now featuring Antares' seriously evolved Evo Voice Processing Technology, AVOX Evo combines ten state-of-the-art vocal processing modules to give you the power you need to create stunning vocal tracks in any musical style as well as design unique vocal effects for audio post-production applications.
AVOX Evo is the incorporation of Dr. Andy's groundbreaking Evo(tm) Voice Processing technology. First seen (and heard) in Auto-Tune Evo, the result is an entirely different level of sonic performance. With faster, more accurate pitch detection, smoother, artifact-free pitch shifting, and seamless, natural-sounding (if you want it to be) throat modeling, AVOX Evo plug-ins just work better. Leaving you free to focus on creating your music.
Other additions include redesigned user interfaces for the original five AVOX plug-ins, five integrated channels of the unique CHOIR Vocal Multiplier in Harmony Engine Evo, high-quality pitch shifting in THROAT Evo, tempo-synced alienization rate in MUTATOR Evo, and more. And at a lower MSRP, AVOX Evo matches its unbeatable creative power with truly unbeatable value.
Harmony Engine Evo is a real-time harmony generating plug-in that puts professional-quality vocal harmony arrangements within reach of any songwriter, producer, musician or engineer.
With four independent harmony voices, a variety of powerful harmony generating modes, humanization features for natural sounding performances, five integrated channels of CHOIR Vocal Multiplier, and a flexible real-time preset system for harmony and vocal type, Harmony Engine Evo provides incredibly easy-to-use tools to quickly and easily produce virtually any vocal arrangement you can imagine.
Whether you're an experienced vocal arranger, a songwriter looking for that perfect backup vocal, or a composer experimenting with unique vocal effects, Harmony Engine Evo gives you different ways to create the harmony parts you hear in your head. In fact, experimenting with different harmonies is so easy (and fun), you may find yourself using Harmony Engine to explore harmonic alternatives you may have never otherwise considered.
MUTATOR Evo provides a combination of tools for creating unusual, weird, or downright wacky voices. With high-quality pitch shifting, throat modeling, pitch-tracking ring modulator-based "mutation," and a mind-bending tempo-synced Alienization function, MUTATOR Evo is the perfect tool for unique special vocal effects and post-production sound design.
A modern-day version of the venerable talk box, ARTICULATOR Evo lets you extract the formant and amplitude information from a vocal (or other dynamic source) and apply it to any other audio track or to a built-in broadband noise generator. Perfect for talking guitars, singing synths, and a wide range of special effects.
Based on Antares' legendary Tube plug-in, WARM warms up vocals with Antares' world-renown analog tube modeling technology, while being so processing-efficient that you can put an instance on pretty much every track in a project and still barely see your CPU meter twitch.
With two tube models, a variable Drive control to set just the right amount of dynamic saturation, and an innovative OmniTube(tm) function to apply the tube effect to the entire signal (as opposed to just the transients), WARM is a great-sounding, incredibly easy-to-use tool for giving your vocals the benefits of a wide range of modeled analog tube effects.
ASPIRE Evo is the world's first tool for modifying a voice's breathiness independently of its harmonic content. Whether reducing a bit of vocal rasp or adding a bit of smokiness, ASPIRE Evo allows modification of the amount and quality of a voice's aspiration noise without otherwise affecting the vocal's harmonic characteristics.
When you speak or sing, air from your lungs is forced through your vocal chords, causing them to vibrate. The resulting waveform is propagated through the throat, the mouth and out through the lips. It is the shape of these structures that create the resonant characteristics that define a unique vocal identity.
But going into a bit more detail, the vocal waveform is actually a combination of two different components. One, the one usually thought of as the primary element of vocal timbre, is the harmonic content generated by the process described above. However, there is a second component that is generated by the turbulence of the air rushing past the vocal cords. This component, aspiration noise, does not have harmonic content and can roughly be thought of as "breathiness."
Aspiration noise presents itself in a variety of ways, from a subtle bit of breathiness to a full-blown rasp. Of course, whether it's a problem or not depends on the amount of noise and the style of a performance. A whole lot of roughness that would work well for screaming punk or roots blues might well be a problem for mainstream pop or a smooth ballad (of course, it also might not). Up to now, there wasn't much you could do about it. Now, with ASPIRE Evo, there is.
THROAT Evo is a revolutionary vocal tool that lets you process a vocal through a meticulously crafted physical model of the human vocal tract. THROAT Evo begins by neutralizing the effect of the original singer's vocal tract and then gives you the ability to specify the characteristics of the modeled vocal tract.
THROAT Evo's controls allow you to modify the voice's glottal waveform as well as globally stretch, shorten, widen or constrict the modeled vocal tract. For even more detailed control, THROAT Evo's graphical Throat Shaping display allows you to individually adjust the position and width of five points in the vocal tract model, from the vocal chords, through the throat, mouth and out to the lips. THROAT Evo's Breathiness controls let you add variable frequency noise to the model, resulting in a range of vocal effects from subtle breathiness, to raspiness, to a full whisper. Finally, THROAT Evo allows you to shift the pitch of the voice up or down an octave to create a wide range of alternative vocal characters.
While THROAT Evo has been designed to allow subtle modifications to a voice's vocal quality, the range of the controls also allows the creation of vocal tract models well beyond the limits of physical human anatomy, offering the possibility of vocal characteristics that are simply unattainable by any other means.
DUO Evo automatically generates a doubled vocal part from an existing vocal. In addition to allowing programmable variation in pitch, timing and vibrato depth, for even more realism, DUO Evo also includes a simplified version of THROAT Evo's vocal modeling to provide timbral variation for the doubled part. DUO Evo's output section gives you independent control of the level and stereo position of the original and doubled voices.
Neither a harmonizer nor a conventional chorus effect, CHOIR Evo is a unique processor that actually turns a single voice into 4, 8, 16, or 32 distinct individual unison voices, each with its own pitch, timing and vibrato variations. The voices can, if desired, be spread across the stereo spectrum. Assign an instance of CHOIR Evo to each of four voices singing four-part harmony and voila, instant choir.
PUNCH Evo is a unique processor that, as its name implies, lets you quickly and easily give your vocal more dynamic impact, allowing it to cut through a dense mix with clarity and power. Combining advanced dynamic processing with an incredibly easy-to-use interface, PUNCH Evo gives professional results while letting you focus on your music.
As Paul White put it in his review of the original PUNCH in Sound On Sound:
"...you can nail the level of a vocal track in a mix without being a compression wizard...If you can't get your vocal to sit in a track using this, it's probably deficient in some other way."
SYBIL Evo tames vocal sibilance with threshold, ratio, attack and decay controls as well as a variable sidechain high pass frequency to match any vocal performance.
The AVOX Evo bundle saves you over 50% of the total cost of the individual parts and is available for RTAS (Mac OS X and PC), VST (Mac OS X and PC), and Audio Units.
Harmony Engine Evo's MIDI functions require that your host allow routing of MIDI to plug-ins. If your host application does not support the routing of MIDI to plug-ins, Harmony Engine Evo's MIDI functions will not operate (and trust that you will be seriously bummed).
iLok image AVOX Evo authorization requires an iLok USB smart key (sold separately) and the ability to access ilok.com (from any computer).
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